Spent an awesome day last weekend at the Ouray County Museum (3 stories and 27 rooms, including a mine downstairs). None of us had ever been. It was more than impressive. I highly recommend it for anyone who loves antiques, history, collections, mystery, minerals, scavenger hunts, or just awesome artistic displays. I've decided, since I love pretty much every single thing I just mentioned, I am going to have to spend more time there in the future. Here is but a fraction of what we saw.
The museum stands beneath the beautiful geological folds of the Miocene Formation.
Some of the exhibits are outside.
Trust the boys to get sidetracked by deer grazing in someone's backyard.
The volunteer gave us a list of "I Spy" items we had to look for in each room along with a description of each item. The teen took charge of that, taking it very seriously as they were promised a prize for finding everything on the list. We started off on the Mercantile.
An Edison gramophone.
The surgery and some pharmaceuticals.
In this room we had to spy a bullet hole. We found it but I'm not giving it away!
Native American exhibit.
Here then are some of my favorites... the sewing and the kitchen.
Uh... I am so glad I didn't go to public school in those days!
Gems and minerals.
Office for the mine.
Finally, the Mercy Mine - a virtual tour.
Everyone had a fantastic time and just to be fair everyone got a prize (their pick of rocks from an area mine)